The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RACF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RACF over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 582 579 606
Rank change year-on-year -3 +27  
Contract jobs citing RACF 8 58 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.12% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.16% 0.95% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 33 5
Median daily rate £389 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £220 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £700 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £486 £375
% change year-on-year -17.12% +29.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +27.79%  

RACF is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4883 6078 5545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.34% 12.27% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3145 3875 3187
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 430 600
Median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.73% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RACF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RACF in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RACF in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 5 £420 -6.66%
East of England -8 2 £290 -3.33%
West Midlands - 1 £388 -
RACF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RACF.

1 15 (62.50%) Mainframe
1 15 (62.50%) zSecure
2 13 (54.17%) Banking
3 10 (41.67%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Service Management
4 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) Unix
4 7 (29.17%) Windows
5 6 (25.00%) OpenVMS
5 6 (25.00%) zOS
5 6 (25.00%) TACACS
5 6 (25.00%) Tandem
5 6 (25.00%) iSeries
5 6 (25.00%) SIEM
5 6 (25.00%) ACF2
5 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (25.00%) Coaching
5 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.67%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security
6 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) CICS
7 3 (12.50%) JCL
7 3 (12.50%) DB2

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) CICS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) TACACS
2 4 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (16.67%) Network Security
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 13 (54.17%) Banking
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) RACF Technician
4 4 (16.67%) RACF Specialist
4 4 (16.67%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Mainframe Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) RACF Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Manager
6 2 (8.33%) RACF Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) RACF Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) RACF Security Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Security Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) z/OS Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Security Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) ISPF
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XML Schema
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (25.00%) iSeries
2 6 (25.00%) Tandem
3 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (4.17%) AS400
6 1 (4.17%) FMCG
6 1 (4.17%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Unix
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) OpenVMS
2 6 (25.00%) zOS
3 1 (4.17%) HPUX
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) MVS
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Service Management
2 6 (25.00%) Coaching
2 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (25.00%) SIEM
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.67%) Information Security
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Attack Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) BPR
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) MVC
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) JCL
3 2 (8.33%) REXX
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) GCIH
1 2 (8.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) ACF2
2 1 (4.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) zSecure
2 1 (4.17%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.17%) McAfee
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Sun